Martin Short and Catherine O’Hara nominated for Emmys

Martin Short and Catherine O’Hara nominated for Emmys

Catherine O'Hara's Olympic roast (Image: YSportsVancouver) 

The last time we paid attention to Toronto-born comedian Catherine O’Hara was at the Olympics, when she gave a painful Canada roast. But her recent Emmy nomination for her role on HBO’s Temple Grandin is a big step toward redemption. We were a little surprised to see the SCTV alumna on the Emmy list released today, but she’s in good company with her Canadian funnyman colleague Martin Short, who’s nominated for his fine lawyering on Damages. The two actors have graced the stage before, taking home prime time Emmys in 1981 for their writing on SCTV. Toronto-born director Jeremy Podeswa is also nominated for outstanding directing, along with U.S. co-director David Nutterin for Steven Spielberg’s WWII miniseries The Pacific. The Emmy Awards will air August 29.

Surprise nods add to 2010 Emmy suspense [CTV]